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This Low-Cost Test for Hearing Loss Lives on a Smartphone

Inside the snug confines of the human ear lies a bony structure, curly and shaped like a...

Park Rangers Are Using Silent Ebikes to Catch Poachers

At the end of 2021, a group of night poachers in a Mozambique national park—using torchlight to...

A parasite makes wolves more likely to become pack leaders

A parasite might be driving some wolves to lead or go solo. Wolves in Yellowstone National Park...

The Next Great Overdose-Reversing Drug Might Already Exist

Critics say the Schedule I classification is heavy-handed, based on fear rather than evidence. “It bypasses science,”...

A new book asks: What makes humans call some animals pests?

PestsBethany BrookshireEcco, $28.99 We spend so much time making sure wildlife stays away from us,...

Please Stop Freaking Out About This Giant Yellow Spider

Native to East Asia, Jorōs are one of many so-called golden orb weavers, named after the shiny...

The Era of One-Shot, Multimillion-Dollar Genetic Cures Is Here

The company said the price was determined with consideration of the “clinical, societal, economic, and innovative value...

A natural gene drive could steer invasive rodents on islands to extinction

In the battle against the invasive house mouse on islands, scientists are using the rodent’s own genes...

The Enigma of Dragonfly 44, the Galaxy That’s Almost Invisible

In 2016, astronomers led by Pieter van Dokkum of Yale University published a bombshell paper claiming the...

The Mystery of Alaska’s Disappearing Whales

This story originally appeared in Undark and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration.When Roswell Schaeffer Sr....

Homo naledi may have lit fires in underground caves at least 236,000 years ago

An ancient hominid dubbed Homo naledi may have lit controlled fires in the pitch-dark chambers of an...

A new supercomputer simulation animates the evolution of the universe

The infant universe transforms from a featureless landscape to an intricate web in a new supercomputer simulation...
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